3109SR Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) Tumor Marker with serial reporting

Components
NAME METHOD REFERENCE RANGE UNITS
Alpha-Fetoprotein ICMA  < 9.0  ng/mL 


Specimen Requirements
TYPE VOLUME TEMPERATURE INSTRUCTIONS
PRIMARY
1 Serum 2 (0.7) mL   Ambient - 72 Hour(s), Refrigerated - 7 Day(s), Frozen - 2 Month(s)  


Clinical utility
Monitor the course of liver or testicular cancer, patient response to treatment, and disease recurrence. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is elevated in the serum of more than 70% of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and 70% of patients with non-seminomatous testicular carcinoma. In non-seminomatous testicular carcinoma, tumor recurrence is often accompanied by a rise in AFP. THIS TEST SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR SCREENING NEURAL TUBE AND OTHER BIRTH DEFECTS.


Reported: Same day

CPT Code: 82105